Try Something New Tuesday – Listen and Love

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 KJV It’s Try Something New Tuesday and a great time to use our listening skills.  There is so much going on in the world today…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – It’s Not Too Late to Rest

“And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 NKJV Happy Monday! I look forward to reading about your Tell Me Something Good Monday stories. I had a particularly restful Sunday. After virtual Sunday School and Church I sat outside and finished reading a novel…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Finding Your Peace

Have you ever felt like you have lost your way? I think all of us feel like that from time to time. Recently, I began feeling lost. I was having a difficult time focusing and accomplishing mundane tasks. Maybe it was the upset in my routine, or maybe being overwhelmed by a Category 5 Hurricane followed by a pandemic . . .

Forgiveness Thursday – beating the isolation battle

“I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities, and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:7-8‬ ‭NRSV‬‬ It’s Forgiveness Thursday! It’s a great time to forgive others…Read more »

SPREAD THE LOVE FRIDAy – living from Disaster to disaster Without losing your positive attitude

“Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭ASV‬‬ Happy Friday! It’s Spread the Love Friday and touching is not allowed. When we had Church services we waived the peace sign to people across the room. Do not fear. There are other ways to spread God’s love. A year and…Read more »

Tell Me something good monday – catching up

“Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ASV‬‬ Good morning and happy Monday. The last couple of weeks have been quite busy, but only with good. My…Read more »

Tell me something good monday – attitude

“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Monday! What good news do you have to share today? I had a productive and restful weekend. I was able to spend time with…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – The Danger of Secrets

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Monday! It’s a great time to share something good to brighten the day of those around you. My good news is I’ve…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Rely on God

“But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:12-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s…Read more »

Two for Tuesday – Adversity and Truthful Witness

“The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭32:16-17‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s Try Something New Tuesday. Yesterday, my saved post disappeared. So, today, I’m trying a two-for-one special. Have you ever thought…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – New Beginnings

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s tell me something good Monday! My good news is…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Christmas Eve

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning and Merry Christmas Eve! It’s Try Something New Tuesday! We are always looking for something new to try,…Read more »

It’s Tell Me Something Good Monday – Produce a Harvest Like the Seed Planted in Good Soil

This morning I was reading Mark Chapter 4. Jesus tells a parable about a seed being planted on different types of soil. He follows it up with the explanation. If the seed is God’s word, where and the conditions the seed is planted determine the outcome. Some will be easily influenced by Satan and the seed will not grow. Others will give up when things get bad. Other people will let worldly things get in the way of the seed’s growth. Finally, there will be some that will nurture the seed, have faith, study and spread it exponentially.

A Joyful Saturday before Christmas

Christmas Eve is only three days away and I’m cuddled under a blanket with a warm cup of coffee. Sitting here surrounded by my pets, I’m making a mental list of things that need to be done. It will be a busy week with many great moments. Yet, my mind drifts and my focus blurs as I recall years gone by and Christmas celebrations in my life.

Spread the Love Friday – Enjoy and Let God’s Word Shape Your Perspective

“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Isn’t it great to wake up and realize it’s Friday! I woke…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – On Those Trying Days

“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Thursday. The week is flying by and Christmas is almost here. Starting early this morning, I have seen one upset person after another. It sometimes seems that no one is happy. Like you, I listened and empathized…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Remember Others

After my colleague agreed, she wound up driving to another town to take the niece’s friend home. Rather than becoming angry, she made conversation with the young man, who was 17 and supporting his entire family. The young man was working and attending high school. He was excited to share that he will be the first person in his family to graduate from high school . . .

Try Something New Tuesday – Trust God through the Storms

  “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday! I woke up this morning to stormy weather and tornadoes in the area. It’s only been a little over a year since Hurricane Michael devastated our community, and I’m noticing the people in my life are a…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Count Your Blessings

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday! Getting back on track has been a little more of a challenge than I originally perceived. Most likely due to the busy holiday season. If you are busy under normal circumstances, you may be…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Loving People Who Get on Your Nerves!

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  One of the things I’m going to work on today is loving the people that get on my nerves.  Is this a pride issue?  Yes! Have you ever felt like you are minding your own businesses…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Joy during Sorrow

“As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Recently, our family received some bad news.  Actually, it was more along the lines of devastating.  Despite this news, we put on faces of happiness to hide…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – I’m Back!

“And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭8:17‬ ‭KJV‬ Hello friends!  It’s good to be back.  Last Spring I somehow found myself locked out of my account, and wasn’t able to sign back in until today. While I was…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Never Stop Fighting!

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV Happy Friday my friends! Some weeks are tough and this one has been…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Where Do You Find Hope?

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5 NIV Good morning children of God and Happy Thursday. It’s Forgiveness Thursday, which is a reminder to start anew forgiving yourself and others. With the…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – When We Get Off Track

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV Happy Friday. I haven’t posted in a few weeks and I feel like…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Finding Joy during Trials

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,” James 1:2 NIV Happy Tuesday! Since Hurricane Michael came through the Florida Panhandle, I talk to depressed people every day. Honestly, the feelings have washed over me from time to time. It’s difficult to find joy in your world when…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Remember Christ Understands Suffering

“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 2:18 NIV It’s Try Something New Tuesday and a great opportunity to look for ways that you can make a difference in someone’s life. Last night I enjoyed Christian fellowship and Bible Study with some of…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Perfect Strength in Weakness

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV Happy Thursday and happy 2019! In the panhandle of Florida, as in many…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Live, Learn and Grow

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience,…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Let Go of the Past

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s a rainy day, but the sun is shining within me. Have you ever felt like your heart was hard from bad circumstances and rumors?  In my…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Sin Can Keep You from Your Gifts

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” ‭‭James‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Wednesday!  It seems a little more like hectic Wednesday here.  We have the hustle and bustle of Christmas combined with…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Things Are Getting Better Slowly

“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” ‭‭John‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Today, it has been two months since Hurricane Michael came through our town.  My good news is we are slowly recovering.  It’s going to take a long time for life to get back to normal, but…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – On Premeditated Sin

“And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Praise God

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭57:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Wednesday and camels around the world are happy!  What will you do today to make the world a better place? One thing I have found that always works is to listen to praise music as…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Embrace Peace

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Tuesday and a great day to try something new!  What will you try? In the midst of every trial and storm God is with us.  Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – On Waiting

“‘There will be signs (attesting miracles) in the sun and moon and stars; and on the earth [there will be] distress and anguish among nations, in perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea and the waves, people fainting from fear and expectation of the [dreadful] things coming on the world; for the [very]…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – On Death

“Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Watch Your Tongue

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” ‭‭James‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great time to try something new.  What…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Thanksgiving Celebrations

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Monday!  Thanksgiving is wonderful time of the year.  We enjoyed good friends, family and food.  I feel very blessed and that is…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Stop Bad Chatter

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Wednesday!  It’s the day before a holiday and everyone has their minds on family, cooking, cleaning, traveling and similar things.  Don’t forget to be thankful. It’s not just about being thankful at mealtime, but remembering all…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – When It Involves Your Children

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Thursday!  I’m so glad we made it through Wednesday.  We all have challenging days from time-to-time, and yesterday qualified for me.  Today is a new day and it feels great to start over. Has…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Healing through Grief

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Wednesday!  What a blessing it is to praise God after the storm! We are five weeks after Hurricane Michael, and tempers are flaring.  People are tired of the circumstances in…Read more »

Shut the Door on Yesterday and Shine

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s Saturday and a wonderful day to serve the Lord.  I was looking forward to sleeping in this morning, but Dominic had other plans.…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Praising God When It Hurts

“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭146:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Have you ever considered the pureness of your heart?  Most of us can fake kindness or put on a good attitude around people, when things are going well.  However, when things get tough on…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Forgive Yourself

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Thursday! It’s a great time to ask for forgiveness and to forgive others. Have you ever done something you felt left you…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – God is Always Here

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Monday!  It’s a great time to celebrate all the good in our lives!  The highlight of my weekend was my sweet grandson.  Unfortunately for me, I don’t know all the super heroes.  Landon came running…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Speak Life Revisited

“Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” ‭‭Philemon‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great time to spread God’s love everywhere you go.  In a town that has been destroyed by a hurricane, faces dripping with despair are commonplace.  What can we…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Pray and Vote

“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning from the City of Southern Charm!  One thing I have noticed since Hurricane Michael hit has been the beauty of our City lies…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Dance

“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  The conference was amazing!  I felt like everyone there was the “real deal”.  I’m referring to all 10,000 attendees, the crew working the conference and the people on stage.  Everyone was approachable…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Have Fun and Refresh

“And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.” ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good morning from beautiful Tampa, Florida!  Today is the second day of the Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference and I’m so excited!  This is the get away…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Listen

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good morning!  It’s day 15 and still no electricity.  I’m excited to say that I’ve been able to find peace in the routine I have developed within the chaos.  For years I’ve heard people refer…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Fourteen Days Later and Blessings Abound

“Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great time to try something new.  It’s day fourteen of being without electricity, phone and Internet at home.  At work Internet and phone service comes and goes.  It requires clever tactics to…Read more »

Hurricane Michael

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning and happy Saturday! I apologize for being behind on my postings. I haven’t forgotten about my viewers. Natural disasters are something people are probably never 100 percent prepared to handle. This post is a running…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Be Humble, Part 3

“I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.”  Luke 22: 27 Happy Friday!  One way we can all spread the love every Friday, and be humble is to serve others!  So ask yourself what can I do to serve others.  Often it is the little things in life that make the biggest…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Be Humble, Part 2

“You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s a great day to forgive others and yourself.  It is easy to hold a grudge when we have been hurt or have experienced difficulties due to another person’s actions.  In Colossians 3:13 we…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Be Humble, Part One

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s Tuesday and a great day to try something new.  Last week I visited the doctor with a throat infection.…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Our Need for Others

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Work and Play Together

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. ‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  Have ever just wanted to avoid other people and be by yourself all the time.  From what I have observed people who elect to remain alone with little interaction with others fail to meet the…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – It’s Never too Late to Make Wrongs Right!

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.  Psalm 119:133 Happy Monday!  I hope you have as many good things to share as I do and I look forward to reading your stories.  My good news started on Friday.  I didn’t receive the votes I needed to accept a post…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – How Deep Is Your Faith and What is Holding You Back?

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Friday!  This morning I’m reflecting on all the ways God has  worked in my life this week.  I’m suddenly aware of how our faith can be at different levels. When I was younger, I…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Thankful During Good and Bad Times

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Today is a special day for my family.  It’s my husband’s birthday.  I know most of you do not know Britt, but he is…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – The Use of Gentle Language

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great time to try something new! This morning I am very mindful of the events of September 11th, 2001.  Most Americans remember what they were doing…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Christian Friends and Fellowship

“For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’”    Psalm‬ ‭122:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It is a beautiful day and my heart is full of joy after spending time with Anna and Landon yesterday.  Although it had not been long since I last saw them, it seemed like…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Have Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Wednesday! It’s a wonderful week! Have you ever had to wait for something for more than a couple of days?  It can be unnerving!  Two weeks ago an associate and I took an exam…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Wear God’s Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Do the Right Thing!

“He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it], and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – God Will Use You If You Let Him

“For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! This morning I am so thankful for the opportunities that are set…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Add Value

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I’ve been out of pocket for a few days taking a work related test.  During the study time, I learned a great deal.  While I hope I passed the exam, I…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Stability

Lord, You have been our dwelling place [our refuge, our sanctuary, our stability] in all generations. ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭90:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s a great day to forgive others and yourself. Have you ever been blown away be an event or unexpected occurrence that you felt was unfair?  If so, how long did you dwell on…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Life’s Little Surprises

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Monday!  This week Landon turns four-years old.  His birthday…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – About Talents

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he…Read more »

Who Is Your Superhero?

“for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” ‭‭LUKE‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Saturday!  In a time when there are so many superhero movies, I had someone ask me “who is your superhero?”  Now, my family enjoys the superhero movies, but I really don’t care for that genre.…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Stay Strong

“Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].” ‭‭1 JOHN‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭AMP‬‬ I hope you are having a wonderful Friday.…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Surround Yourself, Pray and Help Others

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a day of hope, renewal and an opportunity to bring happiness to someone’s life. Have you ever felt beaten down, when you were…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Submit and Listen

  “Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?” ‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Monday! I came across the…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Rejoice

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. ‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Friday and a great day to spread God’s word.  I’ve been taking a class on angels that is so interesting.  There are a…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – People Come and Go

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Thursday.  This last week I’ve been struggling with a little something that probably most of you have experienced.  From time to time people I have grown to love as friends have come into and gone out of my life.…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make a Joyful Noise

Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great day to try something new. Have you ever felt betrayed or like your world has fallen apart abruptly?  It happens to all of us.  What works for…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Share Your Story and Listen

“And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Friday is always an exciting day in our office.  It means a break is coming.  Most have big plans for the weekend.  It’s a time for…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – 490 Times? Really?

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:21-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning and happy Thursday.  It’s a great time to forgive others and yourself. Are…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Importance of Listening

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. ‭‭Job‬ ‭37:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning!  It’s a great day to try something new.   Have you ever been listening to someone and couldn’t wait to speak?  Are you quick to argue when you feel attacked?  Do you find yourself very busy with little time to deal…Read more »

Perseverance during Life’s Trials

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We have all endured temptations and preserved through life’s  trials, but some seem especially difficult.  Saying goodbye to a family member…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Anxiety

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. ‭‭1 PETER‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy 4th of July!  When you’re birthday is on the 4th of July, the entire country is happy and…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Save Others

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – How Do You Live Your Life?

We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives. Clean living before God and justice with our neighbors mean far more to GOD than religious performance. Arrogance and pride—distinguishing marks in the wicked— are just plain sin. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2-4‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Have you ever considered…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Claim Your Blessings

The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Thursday.  Every day is a good day to forgive yourself and others. Are you claiming your blessings?  Deuteronomy 28 has a list of blessings and curses with these…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – How Do You Treat People?

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world. [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s Try…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Be a Revolutionary for Christ

The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Friday!  Spread God’s love everywhere you go. Have you ever been teased for being a Christian?  Have you ever felt that you had to stifle your beliefs or that you were be considered a “goody two shoes”?…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday — Shine, Shine, Shine!

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because GOD, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s been a very busy week, but I am so pleased with all the…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Take Time Live Childlike

For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes…Read more »

Light of the World Blogger Award

I’m truly honored to have been nominated by Joe of Lighthouse Devotions and T. R. Noble of Inside Cup  for the Light of the World Award.  I strive everyday to let God’s light shine through me and find this Award to be a blessing to my ministry.  Thank you Joe and T. R. Noble.  Take a…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Laughter is Good Medicine

Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭126:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  One way we can spread God’s love is through laughter.  A friend shared her morning devotion which said surround yourself with laughter.  What…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – God Leads Us When We Least Expect It

I’m hurt and in pain; Give me space for healing, and mountain air. ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭69:29‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday.  Remember to forgive others and yourself. A few weeks ago, I was speaking before a local civic organization and a very nice lady spoke out about how our City, in this case meaning me, should do more…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Breaking Old Habits

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  Tell me something good!  I have several stories to share.  First, I saw a lightning bolt come down and hit the transformer in front of the house next to ours…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Let God Work through You

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Friday! What seems like is a great day for those of us who are anticipating the weekend, might be more challenging for others.  There are people all around you suffering from…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Choices

For if I do this work of my own free will, then I have a reward; but if it is not of my will [but by God’s choosing], I have been entrusted with a [sacred] stewardship. ‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭9:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning!  We are so thankful to have survived the storm with no damage.  Today,…Read more »

Memorial Day Storms

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and happy Memorial Day!  Say hello to my little subtropical storm friend, Alberto.  The eye of the storm is expected to make landfall about 70 miles from where we live, but so far we’ve only seen scattered…Read more »

Blessings Abound

The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning!  The sun is out and Landon is excited.  If it doesn’t rain today, he will be able to go swimming.  After a long dry period, we have…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – How Much Are You Willing to Give Up?

Jesus looked at him and said, “How difficult it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man [who places his faith in wealth or status] to enter the kingdom of God.”…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – And Forgive Yourself!

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Thursday!  I can’t believe how fast this week has passed by. There have been quite a few things happening here.  A couple of days ago two children, who are well-known and loved,…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Consider the Source

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Let God Take Over

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s raining here and we are so excited!  Isn’t it great God knows what we need and when we need it. Have you ever had one of those days where you felt invisible to someone?  I’m sure you…Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!

So Jesus, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved (esteemed) standing near, said to His mother, “[Dear] woman, look, [here is] your son!” ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Mother’s Day!  This day has been special for me.  I remember a time when I prayed to be a mother every day.  Now, I have two…Read more »

Finding the Balance: Listening and Speaking

Listen and hear my voice; Listen carefully and hear my words. ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭28:23‬ Someone once told me that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Yet, listening is something that is difficult to do.  Is it because we are so selfishly caught up in ourselves or maybe it’s because we want…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – New Opportunities

Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you. ‭‭EPHESIANS‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭AMP‬ Good Morning!  After a little more than a week of this nasty cold, I’m starting to feel better! Thank you for your prayers. The weather has been beautiful,…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Be Flexible and Enjoy

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭36:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning or good evening, now.  I started this post before 7 am.  I was going to chat about flexibility today.  As it…Read more »

Cinco De Mayo and Death

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – The Holy Spirit

The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Monday!  I hope your day is going wonderful and you are enjoying life. When you are studying the Bible, do you ever have an “aha”…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday -Hang In There

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God–it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. ‭‭JAMES‬ ‭5:16‬…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Goodbye New Orleans

Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ ‭‭GALATIANS‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning from the very beautiful New Orleans.  The sky is cloudless this morning as I prepare to depart this city rich with culture.  The visit has been a wonderful opportunity for me…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Listen

Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.    Matthew 10:32 Good morning from beautiful New Orleans!  It is amazing how fast a few days go by when I’m on vacation.  Maybe it’s because I’m super busy or maybe because I’m having a wonderful time.  Last night I took…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Have Faith

We’re not in charge of how you live out the faith, looking over your shoulders, suspiciously critical. We’re partners, working alongside you, joyfully expectant. I know that you stand by your own faith, not by ours. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good morning from New Orleans.  This is the beginning of my second full day in…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Forgiveness Leads to Happiness

Love keeps no records of wrongs.  1 Corinthians 13:5 Good morning.  I pray today finds you well and happy. Last night I came home to a nice surprise.  My husband prepared a delicious ribeye steak dinner, with folded napkins and roses.  Isn’t it great to feel loved!  I’m so thankful that we have been able to…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make New Christian Friends

The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin, But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  A couple of months ago a nice lady that I’ve known for many years invited me to…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Questions from Followers

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Yesterday I received the following questions and comments from Nationofnope. “You seem to know something on the subject so will…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Enjoy a Slice of Humble Pie

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  I pray your day is going well.  Lately, Humble pie has been the main course for me.  Forget the slices, I ate the pies in their entirety. Today, has been one of those days. Last night I was talking…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Ladies Bible Study

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.  1 Thessalonians 3:5 Good Morning.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday.  What will you try today? I have found that when we try new things, our perspective changes.  It can be something as small as sitting somewhere new in church.  Many of us are…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – All Things Come from the Lord

First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good Morning!  Tell me something good!  I had a wonderful quiet weekend at home studying.  I’m slowly catching up on some school work and planning an upcoming trip to New Orleans.  It’s a business trip, but still exciting.  I…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Growing in Christ

 Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Conforming and Modeling

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Welcome All!

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men ‭‭COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ Good Morning.  It’s Holy Week, which for me is a thoughtful and penitent time.  It’s not so much about the Easter Bunny,…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Dominic Turns One!

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! ‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:4‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love.  Today is Dominic’s birthday!  He’s been with us eight months now, and has become a big part of our lives and family.  We are thankful for Dominic.  Enjoy…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Emulate Jesus

For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. ‭‭MATTHEW‬ ‭6:14‬  Good morning!  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.  This morning I have a little helper. Is there someone in your life that just drives you crazy?  Does someone’s habits get on your nerves?…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – On Discernment and Speaking Off the Cuff

Discretion will watch over you, Understanding and discernment will guard you ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Wednesday.  It’s a great day to use your gifts to change the world wherever you are and wherever you go.  I asked a lady in my office today what she was going to do.  My heart was filled with joy…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – God Never Stops Amazing Me!

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.  Psalm 145:3 Happy Tuesday.  I continue to be amazed at God’s work in my life.  The more I study His word, the more I realize just how awesome He is.  If you are someone who has doubts, I encourage you…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Trust God

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.  Jeremiah 31:25 Happy Monday!  This was a fast weekend.  I had some fun time with Landon.  We blew bubbles, rescued caterpillars and sang songs.  What a great way to spend Saturday! Saturday afternoon I prepared my Sunday School lesson with excitement.  I had obtained some props…Read more »

Saint Patrick

  Top of the morning to you!  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  A few years ago I ordered an Ancestry.com DNA test.  I’m excited to say that I’m 10% Irish.  Maybe that’s The origin of my green eyes.  When I was a child, we wore green on Saint Patrick’s Day to avoid getting pinched. When I…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Give a Little Love

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – New Beginnings

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 Good morning.  It is hard to wake up on cold mornings, but there are many opportunities for us today.  So, join me in embracing the present. Do you have something in your past that makes you feel bad about yourself?…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Help Others

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.  Jeremiah 31:25 Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  For some of us this means we are half way through our work week.  It’s a beautiful, but cold spring morning in Florida.  The Dogwoods, Bradford Pears and Azaleas are in full bloom.  It’s beautiful here. Today is a…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Visit Other Groups

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.  Proverbs 16:9 Good Morning.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday!  What will you try?  Sometimes I feel like things try me, instead of the other way around.  A few weeks ago I visited another church to watch a sermon review.  Then, about a…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Gentle Conversation

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Good Morning. Today is the last day of my mini vacation. I needed a few days to recover from so many long days at work and to catch up on some school work. I’m…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Dealing with Loss

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  John 20:29 Good Morning!  Over the last couple of years I seen people say goodbye to their loved ones too many times.  Sometimes the goodbyes have been before and other times it…Read more »

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